It's the trigger and the ergonomics.
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I have ∅ experience with 1911's and had bullet holes touching at 7 yards (same reult repeated w/ every magazine) with a Sig Scorpion carry 1911 today. I'm more of a run and gun shooter and this was standing at an indoor range. My edc is a unmodified glock 26 or ruger lcp. My plinker is a ruger sr22. I rarely (never) have groupings like this. Could I shoot like that because of the trigger, sights, the mentality that I was shooting a pistol that cost as much as all my pistols combined or what? Do all 1911's shoot like this? I feel like if this is the case I have been missing out! Any help would be great. I want to be able to repeat this performance again!
It's the trigger and the ergonomics.
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That is how I shoot 1911's and Smith Revolvers.
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Yup ergo an excellent fit for you're style of shooting and hold.
So now that you figured out what works what will be that next acquisition be?
It's a 1911. That's why.
There is a reason (other than patriotism) that the design is more popular today than it has ever been over its 102 year reign.
It still is one of the best. Some say it always has been. I sure like mine.
Get one. Now.
I have a sig ultra its a tack driver unfortunately it's not cheap but I saved for it and its money well spent. It's my edc. I'm now looking for a full size.
I feel like I shoot better with 45s in general. My sr45 has a crappy trigger but rounds just seems to land exactly where I want them to. Same with 357mag. I shoot crap with 38, switch to 357 with the same gun, and I cant miss.
Welcome to the 1911 fan club. I been fond of 'em for forty years at least.
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All jokes aside, IME, it's near impossible to shoot a 1911 poorly, even if one is purposely trying to do so.
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I carry a Kimber Desert Warrior as my EDC. also have a Sig C3, At the range they both shoot about equal although they are not cheep but will worth the bucks. My wife also shoots a Kimber. Dead on.
It's the trigger. SIG triggers shine in their 1911s. Tight fit. No take up. No creep. No stacking. Smooth travel. Breaks like glass. No over travel. Short reset.
They typically have tight slides. I wouldn't be surprised if the bushing is "tight," either.
It's why you pay more for a SIG.
Now, if you can do the same thing with an RIA GI 1911 ... :D (Then imagine what it'll do with a trigger kit and some stoning of the trigger channels.)
Did yours have the flat or curved trigger face?
P.S., what ammo were you using?
Sig Carry Scorpion 1911 45 ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol
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ibid.The Scorpion likes MagTec hard ball ammo 3 full mags in 1 ragged hole.
@ 10 yards.
The better ones do. :D Them and CZs.Do all 1911's shoot like this?
There's nothing I shoot better with. That lovely SA trigger covers all manner of sins, and the single stack ergos help too.
That's just what 1911's do ! They shoot so good it's almost not even fun to shoot 'em!
So far as I have been able to figure, it's when the balance and ergonomics match my technique, strength, trigger pull mechanics and sighting. That's when a gun just feels right, an extension of my own will to aim at that POI. Very few guns have this feel to them, for me. One or two full-sized 1911 Gov't pistols have (but not others), as did a friend's Browning Hi-Power 9mm. The only rifle that has felt this way was one sporterized Mauser rifle, which I'd never seen before and shot for a few minutes at the range when the owner offered me a whirl. Nothing else has come close, except a Browning BDM 9mm pistol that required many thousands of rounds before competency overrode the "natural" initial feel.
Though, by all means, avoid a customized Volkmann, Roberts, Ed Brown or similar 1911. You'll be lost forever.